The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota announced this week the nonprofit organization is in freeze mode until the COVID-19 status changes.

Since the coronavirus lockdown, the Legacy Chorale Board of Directors has been mulling over how its future will look like in the next coming years. In a news release, the board president stated the chorale’s financial situation is in the place of not being able to support ongoing programming until the pandemic is over.

“We want to keep our non-profit chorale in the community and give hope to our future by making some very tough decisions,” Board President Jennifer Pedersen stated in a letter to chorale members. “The truth is, we can’t change until everything else changes regarding the COVID situation ... We have implemented temporary layoffs of our employees Sarah Aamot and Anne McMahon from May 11 until it is safe to resume operations. We will evaluate at the end of each month if it will be possible to reinstate their positions. We will keep our Insurance, office rental, website and social media in place along with other miscellaneous expenses as long as we can.”